writ of summons

noun Law.

a writ requiring one to appear in court to answer a complaint.

Nearby words

  1. writ of error,
  2. writ of execution,
  3. writ of extent,
  4. writ of prohibition,
  5. writ of right,
  6. writable,
  7. write,
  8. write down,
  9. write in,
  10. write off

Origin of writ of summons

First recorded in 1835–45

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